Egalitarian definition

ĭ-gălĭ-târē-ən
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Of, advocating, or characterized by the belief that all people should have equal political, social, and economic rights.
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Affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people.
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An egalitarian is defined as a person who believes all people were created equal and should be treated equal.

An example of an egalitarian is a person who fights for civil rights, like Martin Luther King Jr.

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An advocate or supporter of this belief.
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The definition of egalitarian is a belief that everyone should be treated the same or equally and all should have the same rights.

An example of egalitarian hiring methods is where people are not discriminated against on the basis of race of religion.

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Characterized by social equality and equal rights for all people.
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A person who accepts or promotes social equality and equal rights for all people.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
egalitarian
Plural:
egalitarians

Origin of egalitarian

  • From French égalitaire from égalité equality from Latin aequālitās from aequālis equal equal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French égalitaire +‎ -ian

    From Wiktionary